Steering Committee

CHAIRMAN: 

Vicki A. Lucas, Ph.D., RNC, WHNP

President and CEO

Vicki Lucas, LLC

Women’s Health Business Consultants

Former VP Women’s Services

MedStar Health, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

MEMBERS:

Felicia Adams, DNP, MS, RNC-OB, NE-BC

Interim Director of Women’s Services

University of North Carolina Medical Center

Raleigh, NC

Beth Battaglino, RN , WHNP

CEO

HealthyWomen.Org

New York, NY

Gayathri Badrinath, MBA

Founder and CEO

Devyn, Inc.

Women’s Cardiac Telehealth Services

California

Penny Beattie, DNP, RNC

Chief Nursing Officer

Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

Sean Blackwell, MD

Professor and Chairman

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

McGovern Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston

President, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)

Houston, TX

Miriam Cartmell, MS, RNC-OB, NEA-BC

Network Executive Director

Women’s and Children’s Service Line

Kettering Health Network

Dayton, OH

Susan Distefano, RN, MSN

Former CEO

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

SVP for Women’s Services

Memorial Hermann Health System

Houston, TX

C. Brennan Fitzpatrick, MD

CMO

The Women’s Hospital

Indiana

Teri Fontenot, MBA, CPA, FACHE

CEO Emeritus

Woman’s Hospital

Past Chair, American Hospital Association

Baton Rouge, LA

Alicia  Jansen

Women’s and Pediatric Service Line

Memorial Hermann Health System

Houston, Texas

Fran Kelly, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS

Director of Women’s Services

The Children’s Hospital

Women’s & Newborn Center

OU Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK

Cheryl Kerr

Senior Director, Women’s Health Care

Strategy and Port Folio Management

Women’s Healthcare

Bayer U.S.

Whippany, NJ

Rebecca Kojak, RN, DNP, NE-BC, PHN

Director of Women’s Service

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Tennessee

Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG, FACS

Former Medical Director

Women’s and Children’s Services

Franciscan Health System

Former Vice President of Policy

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)

Wendy Lund

Chief Communications Officer

Organon

New York, NY

Saralyn Mark, MD

Scientific Advisor

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund

CEO

SolaMed Solutions, LLC

Washington, DC

Lisa F. Pellerin, MSN-HCSM, BSN, RN, FACHE

System Vice President

Women’s Services

Ochsner Health

Dave Prakash, MD

Vice President of Technology

Anthem

California

Chris Ryan, MBA

CEO

Deaconess Women’s Hospital

Indiana

Kim Sangari, MHA

CEO

Louisiana Women’s Healthcare

Baton Rouge, LA

Lisa Saul, MD

President

The Mother Baby Center/Service Line

Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Irene Sandate, DNP, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, C-ONQS

Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Women’s and Children’s Service Line

University Health System

San Antonio, TX

Amy Young, MD, FACOG

Vice Dean of Professional Practice

Dell School of Medicine

Chief Clinical Officer

UT Health

Austin, TX

Gwen Mayes, JD, MMSc

Founder

GwenCo Health

Former Lead Advocacy Relations Bayer Women’s Healthcare

Annapolis, MD